The following are criteria for admission to the MSGP program:
- An overall undergraduate GPA of 2.5/4.0 is the minimum standard required for admission
to this program. In recent years the average GPA of accepted applicants has been around
- A combined verbal plus quantitative GRE score of at least 900 is required. In recent
years the average GRE of accepted applicants has been around 1130.
- At least 12 semester hours of undergraduate coursework in psychology, (including a
course in statistics in the behavioral sciences) is required. Students lacking this
requirement may be required to remedy this discrepancy prior to full admission to
- Letters of recommendation from three people familiar with the individual's academic
background and potential for graduate work are required.
- Meeting minimum requirements does not ensure admission into the program. The number
of students admitted varies each year as a function of several departmental circumstances.
It is clear from the average GRE and GPA scores that sufficient high quality applicants
have been available and that GRE scores of less than 1000 and GPA scores of less than
3.00 are often not sufficient for admission.
- Admission to the M.S. in General Psychology program does not require a student to
take any minimum number of credits per semester. The only constraint upon the pace
at which the student pursues the degree is that credits more than six years old may
not be counted toward the degree.
- Admission application deadline is May 15th.
Average GRE Scores and GPAs for previous years:
Mean Undergrad GPA